Sunday, September 25, 2005

I just finished reading two books.

The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams. I vaguely remember reading this book during undergrad (I'm not sure I really did though, there was just so much Dilbert floating around during undergrad.) Of course, reading a book like this after getting a full-time job is a completely different experience. Geeks can relate.

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland. This chronicles the lives of a couple of geeks working for Microsoft during the early Nineties. A frankly accurate portrayal of geek life, this was probably the first book in ages that I didn't feel like putting down. Geeks can relate.

Both are recommended.


Andy E. said...

I don't find Dilbert as funny as pretty much everyone else seems to. It's strange because I think it's quite funny as a strip, but I found reading it as a book quite taxing.

Even though it's not based on an engineer, check out "The Norm" by Michael Jantze. It's a less crazy and more real version of Seinfeld. You can preview him at, but I'd recommend picking up the early books. Requires atleast a slightly sophisticated sense of humor to appreciate. Guys with a wacky imagination can relate (ironically, that statement isn't as specious as it may seem).

Wong Online PoKér Hu said...

Back when I was in college, I remembered about this book of Dilbert. For whatever reason, I don't get why people are so in love with it. I guess I have to start reading a copy.